Meeting the Challenge of Change? Notes on Policing and Transition in South Africa

Meeting the Challenge of Change? Notes on Policing and Transition in South Africa

The haphazard transition negotiation process, which was frequently stalled or held to ransom by various key political players, was not systematic in generating new consensus-based alternatives for social regulation. The result had been a vacuum of legitimate authority within society, accompanied by growing lawlessness, which in turn accentuated the challenge to policing agencies to establish their credibility based on community trust and professionalism. This paper examines some of the limits and possibilities of the transformation of the SAPS in this context.


Meeting the Challenge of Change
Nadia Levin
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Nadia Levin is a former CSVR researcher and at the time of writing CEO and Managing Director of Research Australia.

Kindisa Ngubeni
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Kindisa Ngubeni is a former researcher and senior community facilitator at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR).

Graeme Simpson
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Graeme Simpson, Co-founder of CSVR and former Executive Director, is an experienced peacebuilder with international expertise in violence, reconciliation and transitional justice. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from The University of the Witwatersrand, Master's degree History from the University of The Witwatersrand and BA Hons History; African Politics; Industrial sociology from The University of the Witwatersrand.

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